Sean Penn wanted Ann Coulter for a film, but she refused

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Fair Game, the film about the Valerie Plame-Wilson/CIA-agent-outing is currently filming. Sean Penn is playing former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, Plame’s husband, and Naomi Watts stars as Plame. The film is being directed by Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jumper) and the script is adapted from Plame’s book. Naomi Watts is a good choice for Plame, but I wasn’t (and I’m still not) sure about Sean Penn in this role. His politics… well, let’s just say this story is very politically sensitive, and Sean isn’t.

Several actors have been cast as some of Washington’s most famous power-players, pundits and whack-jobs. But several of those Washington people may end up playing themselves in the film. This is what Sean Penn wanted – to cast Ann Coulter as herself. Somehow, Sean thought he could convince Ann to appear in the film and scream at Sean’s character, Joe Wilson. Ann said no… which might have been a smart move on her part.

Ann Coulter is too smart to be lured into a movie where she’d be made to look foolish.

The leggy conservative has turned down an offer from director Doug Liman to appear in “Fair Game,” his left-leaning film about the Valerie Plame affair starring Naomi Watts as the CIA agent whose cover was blown by columnist Robert Novak.

Sean Penn, who plays Plame’s underemployed husband Joseph Wilson, was pushing to have Coulter in a scene where she’d be screaming invectives at him. But Coulter said no.

[From NY Post “Page Six”]

I never know if Coulter’s whole thing is an act, or if she really is that rabid. I’ve read a few profiles of her that have come to the conclusion that it is an act, and one that Coulter has perfected. Other times, I kind of think that Ann might actually believe what she’s saying.

In either case, why wouldn’t Ann want to do a cameo in the film? She would get to scream at Sean Penn, whom she hates, and the representation of Joe Wilson, whom she hates. If she believes what she’s always said, why not go on film and say the same stuff? Perhaps Ann said no because she didn’t want to appear in a film that had such “liberal” leanings. Or she hates Sean Penn so much, she couldn’t even be in the same room with him? Oh, well. Another brilliant casting move bites the dust.

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  1. Annie says:

    This woman is pure evil. Drawing her blood would produce a black acidic substance that would burn through titanium. LOL

    I tolerated her before, but come on “Single mothers being the downfall of society”? Wow. Even Hasselback went and disagreed.

    I sincerely hope that you’re right and that it is an act because someone who truly believes the things she says 100% is scarier to me than Madonna’s million year old vadge.

  2. i think she’s afraid of someone trying to do something else with her hair

  3. Tia C says:

    @ Annie – LOL, her blood probably is a “black acidic substance” – she can’t be human.

    I doubt she would even want to breath the same air as Sean Penn. Although that would’ve been great casting.

    I have wondered if she’s for real, too, but I suspect she is, that she really believes the vile hatred and bitterness that she spews. She is completely off her rocker.

  4. MSat says:

    “Leggy?” Yeah, if you like chicken legs. Bitch needs a sandwich.

  5. Curly Fry says:

    Ew…did page 6 describe Ann as “leggy”? Hmmm…maybe like a horse, to match her face. Ann Coulter is a bigot hatemongering idiot. There are no words vile enough to get across my dislike for this woman. She wouldn’t play herself in this movie because the truth hurts, and I’m sure she’ll be ranting and raving about how it’s an inaccurate representation as soon as the movie comes out.

  6. Sauronsarmy says:

    Curly Fry: Don’t insult horses! Horses are much beautiful creatures than…whatever that thing is.

  7. Trillion says:

    I’ve heard that she’s nice and polite when off camera, so maybe it is an act. That would make sense. Coulter is so over the top, at times I’ve wondered if she’s a liberal doing some performance art prank. Maybe she will someday make a “Borat”-style movie about her experiences.

  8. Curly Fry says:

    @ Sauron’s Army: Lol. I stand corrected. Creature of the Lagoon maybe?

    I really don’t think it is an act. I read Frank Schaeffer’s book “Crazy for God…” about the religious right (his dad help found them) and it was a scary glimpse in the real motivations of the EXTREME right. (please, if you are going to slam me over that last statement, I dislike the extreme left as well, just keep that in mind.) Besides, even if it is an act, the people that buy her books are serious, and that scares the daylights out of me.

  9. Patrice says:

    I adore Ann Coulter. She’s a genius and speaks the (very harsh) truth. The only people who hate her are screaming Liberals who are afraid to offend even their own shadows!

  10. Jane says:

    LOL Patrice. That’s a good one. :]

  11. Trillion says:

    Not so, Patrice. I know plenty of conservatives who are mortified and embarrassed by her playground insults and lack of ability to apologize when she’s dead wrong. She lies with confidence and thinks that alone will make it pass as truth.

  12. annie says:

    I think anne’s point is it’s bad for kids to grow up without a dad in the home and it is, too many people refuse to see that and it’s kids that lose, and the funny thing about kids is they do grow up, dad’s bring something to a child that a mom can’t and visa versa, no matter how people will deny this it’s the truth.

  13. grisgris says:

    Its no act. A friend of mine interviewed her years back before she was as well known. He said she was the most disturbingly vile person he had ever met and an unabashed racist.

  14. TaylorB says:

    Patrice,

    Actually I think the only people she hasn’t offended are very right wing folks. Non extremist conservatives, Republicans, and independants alike are not taken with many of her wild comments, like when she ‘joked’ that someone should poison Justice Stevens. Comments like that are not ‘speaking the (harsh) truth’ regardless of what a persons political proclivity is, that is not a comment a genius makes, that is a comment a sociopath makes. Comments like that, ‘joking’ about the assasination of a member of SCOTUS (and by the by Stevens was appointed by a republican), regardless of which side of the political spectrum they emanate from are not genius, humorous, or wise they are at the very least tasteless and at worst dangerous. She is a smart, educated woman, she should know better; and as a lawyer I would think she would show a higher level of reverence for our nations highest court members.

  15. the original kate says:

    the perfect movie part for man coulter would be a raving, methed out, crazy eyed, paranoid transvestite. that woman is batshit crazy.

    ps: apologies to transvestites everywhere!

  16. TaylorB says:

    Mea Culpa. My previous post was very poorly written, this comment in particular “as a lawyer I would think she would show a higher level of reverence for our nations highest court members” I noticed it read as if I were a lawyer, I am obviously not, I meant considering Ms Coulter is a lawyer blah, blah, blah. Anyhoodle, sorry my gray cells have gone to jello today I am multi-tasking, by that I mean I am trying to do charts, surf the intertubes, and gazing longingly out the window at a 70 degree sunny day in mid April in Minnesota… I think it is time for me to go on home and spend some time with my own puppy.

  17. Bob says:

    This movie is going to be such a hatchet-job “reimagining the facts” attack piece I can’t imagine anyone of any intelligence wanting to see it, let alone be a part of making it.

  18. Annie says:

    :D Well said TaylorB.

    And I resent the fact that because I don’t like Ms. Coulter I’m a “raging liberal” when did liberal become such a bad word?

    The hate she spouts is abhorrent and I really believe that if it were up to her, anyone who isn’t WASP or has kids but not married or what-have-you would be tossed onto an island that would then be set on fire. She doesn’t embrace the diversity of our world. And she is all about pitting blame instead of finding solutions. Blaming everything on “liberals” and saying that single mothers are the reason for rapists and murderers? That right there made me want to shoot her in the face. I was raised by a single mother because my dad used to beat her regularly until she finally gained the courage to get away and take us with her. So screw that evil woman and her hate spouting ways.

    Just because you scream the loudest doesn’t mean you make the most sense. Did you see her on the View? Good Lord.

  19. Bodhi says:

    That stupid cow is Satan incarnate

  20. Trillion says:

    Wow Bob, you’re already reviewing a movie that hasn’t been made yet. You must be psychic -and an expert on the “facts” of the treasonous case surrounding the Plame outing.

  21. Bodhi says:

    I bet Bob is one of those folks that actually thought that Sadaam tried to buy yellow cake uranium for Niger.

  22. Because I Say So says:

    Y’all are killing me on here. I love how the people who defend evil incarnate can only come up with “screaming liberals hate her.” Wow. So like, totally eloquent. Way to show those stupid liberals how right your POV is. Morons.

  23. G. says:

    I agree with TaylorB.

  24. Raven says:

    Sean Penn as an actor is top notch and very politically sensitive. He did an excellent job playing Harvey Milk when he has not seemed that gay friendly as a person in the past.

  25. Tess says:

    Liberals have become so accustomed to believing that their positions are morally superior to everyone else’s and beyond debate.

    That’s why Ann Coulter is a target for hatred.

    She wants to debate and argue. What’s wrong with that?

  26. Mojo says:

    Ann Coulter as “a target for hatred”? How about as a doer of hatred?

    *please*

  27. Miss C says:

    I respect Ann Coulter for having the courage to stand up for her convictions. Do I agree with most of what she says? No. Do I have to insult her because our views do not compliment each other? Again, no.

    Learn to accept that people have different views than you do and that just because they say something that you disagree with doesn’t mean you have to deride and insult her. If you are going to get that enraged by her views, then there is a simple solution.. Don’t read, watch, or click on anything to do with her.

    She is evil incarnate because she has opinions which aren’t mainstream? Please. I’d hate to see what you would call someone like Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer. As far as I’m aware Ann Coulter hasn’t gone around killing numerous people, she has just stated her controversial thoughts. That doesn’t make someone evil incarnate and I suggest you look up what that means before you start slinging those words around.

  28. snappyfish says:

    This woman called for the poisoning of a Supreme Court Justice, said the 9/11 widows were glad their husbands were dead and called John Edwards a fag. She speaks of what is best for children when she has none. These are not the comments of an intelligent individual.

    The is spewing hatred and trying to mask it as conservative thought. Many people who themselves are conservative are offended by Ms Coulter. I, personally, am a moderate. My parents are ultra conservative and they cringe whenever her name is mentioned.

    BTW, wearing the black cocktail dress all the time at all hours of the day, looks rather desperate.

  29. SiliconDoc says:

    I think she’s absolutely adorable and love the fact that she is the single conservative leaning pundit that acts just like every democrat and lefty there is out there.
    I find it refreshing that there is at least one on the right side that acts just like the whole left side does.
    Isn’t it wonderful !
    She’s practically the only person one can get the other view from – the only one – she’s so adorable when she does it.

  30. Bodhi says:

    Adorable? Yeah, if a horse spewing hate is adorable. She is truly vile & many many people on the right dislike her just as much as the lefties do. The things that come out of her mouth or off her pen amount to hate speech

    There are PLENTY of people on the right who think their opinions are morally superior; it isn’t a characteristic of only some lefties.

  31. Mickey says:

    Whether it’s an act or not, anyone who is as intolerant, judgmental and hate-mongering as Ann Coulter is not fit to be a public figure or even a self-caricture in a movie. If it is an act, and she is just doing this to line her pockets, she is even sicker than we thought. Either way, there’s no excuse for such ugly behavior and speech in civilzed society. As the bumper stickers remind us: Mean People Suck.

  32. Kat says:

    Just replace her, with one of those numerous airhead blonds, from the Fox News Channel. I’m sure one of them would be glad to scream at him on film.

  33. whatever says:

    I can’t stand her. She said that Jews and Muslims need to “purified” and then they would be Christians. I’m sorry that statement is just repulsive. While I totally agree with listening to other points of view that disagree with my own, I don’t agree with outright hatred of others who are different. Anne is not just putting forth a different viewpoint, she is also saying that it’s ok to hate others. It’s insidious. To be clear, I don’t agree with shutting her up at all ever, but the people giving her a platform to speak should challenge her more on the nastiness and intolerance in her views (Fox news, I’m looking at you). Otherwise, you end up validating her views as legitimate.

  34. Joolzz says:

    I am not that familiar with this lady. However through reading the comments, I agree that any negatvity to any group is wrong. Her delivery of her views is what makes people look the other way. Yelling at people does not make them take you seriously. Kinda sounds like a horse and pony show LOL

  35. jen says:

    I’m in the middle more towards the right on many issues. She’s an embarrassment imo because of the goofy insensitive crap she says. I don’t like penn either and don’t blame her for not being in the movie.

  36. TJ says:

    Ann is too smart for Penn. Why would she want to work with an American hating idiot like Penn. Ann has way too much class for that.
    By the way, she is pretty hot. I like ‘em skinny.

  37. Raunnie says:

    Weren’t Sean and Ann separated at birth? Their mama wanted to shove them both back up but they came down and here we have them to grace this planet earth with their acid opinions and crappy acting.

  38. Jill says:

    If I remember right, Coulter was the one who advocated converting Muslims to Christianity at gunpoint.

    The only part I would cast that festering bitch in is Typhoid Mary or something akin to that.

  39. j. ferber says:

    What about her enormous feet? Has anyone mentioned that yet? Yeah, she’s repulsive.

  40. Hieronymus Grexx says:

    Ann was going to play the title character in a remake of My Friend Flicka.